WFS wins AirBridgeCargo contract in Atlanta

By Rachelle Harry

AirBridgeCargo Airlines has awarded a three-year cargo handling contract to Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) in Atlanta.

WFS said the carrier is its “launch customer” at its new cargo terminal at Atlanta International Airport.

Under the terms of the agreement, the handler will process around 9,500 tonnes of cargo each year from AirBridgeCargo’s Boeing 747-400ERF freighter flights.

WFS opened its cargo terminal at Atlanta Airport in May this year under a 20-year lease agreement. The facility is located in the hub’s new Cargo Building C, the first new cargo terminal to open at the airport since the 1980s.

Mike Simpson, executive vice president Americas at WFS, commented: “AirBridgeCargo is an important and growing customer of WFS globally. Through multiple contracts in the US and Europe, we are consistently proving our ability to deliver the service excellence ABC demands for its customers, as well as our expertise in supporting the airline’s portfolio of special cargoes services, including for pharmaceuticals and oversized shipments.

“The airline and its customers are the first to benefit from WFS’ investment in a new cargo terminal and handling systems in Atlanta and we are delighted to welcome them as our launch client.” 

Caroline Pappas, director of sales, North America, at AirBridgeCargo, added: “[The year] 2020 put air cargo at the forefront, showing its ability for resilience and agility. Together with reliable and trustworthy partners, such as WFS is, we are happy to contribute with high-quality services for our customers, both in the USA and beyond, especially for special cargoes, such as healthcare, high-tech and e-com. Together with WFS, we will be able to offer dedicated logistics solutions and a quality level our customers and market expect us to have.

“Through the capabilities of the new terminal, we will support our existing customers from various industries, as well as attract new ones,” highlighted 

WFS also has cargo handling contracts with AirBridgeCargo at New York-JFK, George Bush Intercontinental/Houston Airport (IAH), and Dallas/Fort Worth airports.

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